• 10 October 2015
QUEZON CITY, Oct. 10 -- In a recent national orientation on the establishment of composting facilities in local government units (LGUs), Silvino Tejada, director of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Soils and Water Management (DA-BSWM), said the DA’s National Organic Agriculture Program encourages the use of organic fertilizers in composting facilities to increase crop production. The DA implements the National Organic Agriculture Program in support of the National Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 (RA No. 10068), which was authored by DA Secretary Proceso Alcala. According to DA-BSWM, the Philippines has become one of the top performing countries in organic agriculture since the country enacted the National Organic Agriculture Act in 2010. In 2010, 14,150 hectares (ha) of land was devoted to organic agriculture. As of 2014, this production area has increased to more than 83,000 ha.  The Philippines now also has at least 40 locally certified farms and almost 50,000 practitioners and adopters of the program, which has enabled the country to reach last year’s production of 417,879 metric tons, or more than a 90% increase from the 2010 production. Meanwhile, Senator Cyn ...Read more

Pantawid Pamilya mothers become entrepreneurs 

 CENTRAL  10 October 2015
 QUEZON CITY, Oct. 10 -- Assisted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), 60 Pantawid Pamilya mothers in Negros Oriental have been provided skills training and seed capital of P600,000 to start their chosen enterprise. Calli ...Read more

DepEd showcases conservation of heritage schools

 CENTRAL  10 October 2015
 PASIG CITY, Oct. 10 -- The Department of Education (DepEd) continues its efforts in the conservation of the Gabaldon and heritage school buildings, recognizing its significant part in the history of Philippine education. DepEd Secretary Br. Armin Luistro, FSC, said the conservation of the herita ...Read more